IMPORTANT. We expect to obtain our 60.000 $ Goal. This would help to speed our project up. But, whether we achieve our Goal or not, we commit to finish the ION Glasses project, and to send you the reward you have chosen in February 2014, as indicated in the Perks.
Santiago Ambit and Ricardo Urias. Co-founders of ION Glasses.
ION Glasses on the media!
ION Glasses are the first-ever glasses — optical or sunglasses — which interact with your smartphone or tablet. They offer you several functions, such as notifications, remote control, alerts in case of loss and customization.
All of this is possible because ION Glasses incorporate a Bluetooth 4.0 chip, a battery, a multi-color LED set, a buzzer and two buttons. All these components are inserted into one of the frame temples. But you will be the only one that knows it, because ION Glasses boast a fashionable and appealing design, whether used as optical glasses or as sunglasses.
Even if your phone is on silent mode or in your bag or pocket, if someone calls you, or you receive a chat message, or an SMS, or an update in your social networks, or an e-mail, or an alarm for your date or meeting, ION will notify you privately through your pre-selected light code (you can set the color and the intermittence of the signal). You will be the only one that sees it, and only you will know what it means. You only have to download the ION app, available in iOS and Android, and choose when and how you want the LEDs to turn on and let you stay on top of your smartphone or tablet activity.
The buttons on ION Glasses, can be used as a remote control to play your favorite music loaded in your smartphone or tablet.Turn the volume up and down or skip a song. Besides, ION Glasses give you the ability to control your smartphone remotely, allowing you to activate its camera, video recorder and voice recorder. You will also be able to pass slides in your presentations by simply pressing the button.
If you want, when your ION Glasses move outside a pre-specified radius from your smartphone or tablet … both will beep. And thanks to the radar function, you will be able to see through the screen of any of your devices the exact location of your ION Glasses. You will also be able to make your smartphone beep by pushing the button on your ION Glasses or making your ION Glasses beep by pushing your smartphone. This will help you avoid losing your gear at the worst moment.
You will be able to choose your personal notification code, so you’ll be the only one who knows what it means. But you will also be able to simply and easily customize the ION logo in your glasses with whatever light color you wish — or turn off the logo — depending how you feel each day.
The battery life on your ION Glasses averages about a week, depending on usage. You can recharge them just as you would any other mobile device. Your smartphone or tablet will warn you when the ION Glasses battery is getting low.
- A Bluetooth 4.0 chip.
- A battery, rechargeable through a micro-USB connection. The charge lasts between 3 and 10 days, depending on usage.
- A multi-color LED set, only visible to the user (in terms of notifications), and which can also illuminate the logo.
- A buzzer (for the beep alerts).
- Two buttons (for remote control).
- A printed circuit.
All these micro components are inserted into the right temple of the frame. But it will be unnoticeable to you and everybody else since everything is perfectly and aesthetically hidden.
By definition, the wearable technology has to deserve to be worn. This is why we have been extremely demanding in terms of design. ION Glasses have been designed in collaboration with one of the leading professional Glasses manufacturers. These are glass frames that you would have chosen to wear. You can use it with optical graduated lenses or as sunglasses, featuring advanced sun protection.
The frame is made with a new revolutionary flexible and resistant material: TR90, also known as plastic titanium.
So, you have your ION Glasses. But, what if you don’t use prescription lenses? Or maybe you would prefer sunglasses?No problem! You will find among the perks the possibility to choose this option, with premium UV protection green tinted organic crystals, or in blue mirror effect color.
Thanks for your interest in ION Glasses.
Please select your contribution and your preferred Perk :
ION Glasses are not a mere project. They are a reality.
- The frame prototype is already fully developed.
- we start at this time the first 2.000 units production
- The patent has been requested.
- The device technology is finished and works perfectly.
Why do we need your support and more time to have it ready to deliver?.
- We have to manufacture the device at a large scale
- We have to pay for the homologation authorizations (FCC,CE)
This is why we need your help. And, as reward, we want you to be the first one to wear the ION Glasses.
This is a summary of our financial needs in order to accomplish the project:
- Glasses molds
- Micro-reduction of technology
- Developers & HR
- Software and apps
- Certifications (CE, FCC)
- Patents, trademarks, etc.
Can the glasses come with prescription lenses?
Yes, like any standard eyeglass frame. You can have your own prescription graduated lenses at any eye / Optician shop. The ION Glasses are certified to assemble prescription lenses.
What devices do the ION Glasses work with?
With any smartphone or tablet equipped with Bluetooth 4.0
How long does the battery last and how do you charge it?
Depending on usage, the battery life ranges from 3 to 10 days. When your battery is low, you will receive an alert via your smartphone or tablet. You can recharge it like any other mobile device via a microUSB connection at the base of the right temple.
When multiple units are shipped, is only one shipping charge applied?
Yes, regardless of the number of units shipped, a single charge is made for postage.
Is it very hard to program the interaction between ION Glasses and mobile devices?
No, it is actually extremely simple. The application you need to download to set up the connection between your glasses and mobile devices is simple and intuitive, and you will be able to set things up virtually without instructions. There are also tutorials available on our website should you need them.
Dear visitors, thanks for your time and attention...
…and please, be one of the pioneers wearing ION Glasses
Team on This Campaign:
Video and Graphic producer
PR USA and EUROPE
César Ramírez Parralejo
Javier Herrero de la Cal